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What is the Strengthening Medicare grants program?

The Australian Government’s 2022-23 October Budget included a $220 million investment over two years in Medicare general practices and Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Services (ACCHS), aimed at helping healthcare providers to improve their practices and expand patient access to quality care.

As part of the Strengthening Medicare grants program $25,000, $35,000 or $50,000 will be available, depending on the size of your practice. The funding is intended for digital technology innovation, training, and minor capital works under three categories:


Enhance digital health capability – Accelerate moves to a more connected healthcare system that meets future standards;

Upgrade infection prevention and control arrangements – Ensure infectious respiratory disease (e.g. COVID, influenza) patients can be safely seen face-to-face; and/or

Maintain and/or achieve accreditation against the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) Standards for General Practice to promote quality and safety in health care.

If you're ready to upgrade your practice management technology,
MediRecords is here to help

Why MediRecords?

MediRecords is a leader in cloud technology and committed to a truly connected healthcare system that meets future standards. Features include: 

e-Prescribing & real time
prescription monitoring

Electronic pathology &
radiology ordering

Telehealth Consultations
via Coviu

Automatic updates & backups

Hosted in Australia with
all data encrypted

My Health Record integration

Medicare billing & claiming

Standards-based data sharing
via API & FHIR


Access from anywhere, anytime


MediRecords can also support transition to cloud technology through our dedicated Training, Customer Success and Data Migration teams. 

How do I get my hands on a grant?

Primary Health Networks (PHNs) and the National Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation (NACCHO) will administer and manage the Strengthening Medicare grants. Organisations wishing to participate will need to complete a grant agreement form and send it back to their local PHN (for general practices) or NACCHO (for ACCHOs).

How can MediRecords help?

If you’re looking to shift to innovative, cloud-hosted software this is a unique opportunity to do so — with financial assistance. As a pioneer in cloud technology, MediRecords is confident we can help you, “fast-track the benefits of a more connected healthcare system in readiness to meet future standards”. Connected healthcare is what we do for clients including governments, hospitals and multidisciplinary clinics. We’re also working on the new Health Knowledge Management system for the Australian Defence Force.

We’re much more than a practice management system, with a secure data platform, easy ePrescribing, and the flexibility to support both virtual and face-to-face care. If you’re ready to future-proof your practice, we can support your transition to cloud technology with training, data migration and excellent local customer support.

What’s the story with MediRecords 2.0?

MediRecords will be relaunching soon with a new user interface and features designed to make it easier for clinicians to access and share patient information securely. You can view more information here

Thinking about upgrading to cloud technology? Want to be part of a better connected healthcare system? This is a unique opportunity to change to MediRecords.